Silves – Portugal

Posted on November 5, 2014

Shaun arrived back to Ann, Jäger and I after working away, so we decided to move from Portimao and carry on seeing a bit more of Portugal. We had been told Silves was a nice place to visit. So Silves we headed too.

Silves.

Silves.

There are two places to choose from to stay in a Motorhome in Silves. Theres in a carpark for free next to the swimming pool, but this has no amenities, but is close to town. The other is a commercial Aire that is a bit further out of town but does have water and electric if required at a cost. We decided to stay in the commercial Aire.

It cost us €4.00 a night this was with water and WIFI. If you required electric it cost an extra €2.00 a night. We were happy to opt out and just stay with our batteries being resupplied with solar power. Whilst we were there they were just installing 3 new hot water showers into the Aire. There was washing machines available on site too.

Great for just wondering around its little cobbled streets.

Great for just wondering around its little cobbled streets.

Silves was in our opinion well worth a visit. It reminded me of an old Spanish town, the buildings were painted in bold terracotta, lime green and Orange colours. With many of them with tiled fronts and iron railings around there first floor balconies. A nice place to wander around with quaint little streets, small cafes and little squares where people meet and chat.

Silves also has a Castle that has eleven towers. It was built between the 8th and 13th century and is one of the best preserved in Portugal.

Shaun and Jäger stood next to the statue of Sancho 1 of Portugal.  Whose forces conquered the citadel of Silves in 1189.

Shaun and Jäger stood next to the statue of Sancho 1 of Portugal. Whose forces conquered the citadel of Silves in 1189.

We had a great meal while we’re we at there. It was at a restaurant near the main square in the centre of town. It consisted of 4 courses for €7.70, this was including wine or soft drinks, tea or coffee and a glass of port to swill it all down with. The chocolate moose was to die for. We were so impressed with the food at this price, that we returned again when Shaun’s Dad, Auntie and Uncle came to visit.


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